WRMO

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WRMO
City Milbridge, Maine
Broadcast area Downeast, Maine - Hancock County, Washington County
Branding Maine Public Classical
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date August 2005
Format Classical music
ERP 22,500 watts
HAAT 204 meters
Class B
Facility ID 84096
Transmitter coordinates 44°38′33″N 68°10′16″W / 44.6426°N 68.1711°W / 44.6426; -68.1711Coordinates: 44°38′33″N 68°10′16″W / 44.6426°N 68.1711°W / 44.6426; -68.1711
Owner Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WMED, WMEH
Webcast Listen Live
Website mpbn.net

WRMO (93.7 MHz) is a non-commercial radio station licensed to Milbridge, Maine owned by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation.[1] that serves the Downeast coastal region of Maine including the city of Ellsworth and the towns of Bar Harbor and Machias. Known as “Maine Public Classical”, the station features a classical music format.

History[edit]

WRMO originally was signed on in August 2005 as a 130-watt class A classic rock station by owner and broadcast engineer Lyle Robert Evans of Green Bay, Wisconsin and station manager Mike McSorley. Less than a year later, in June 2006, the station’s ownership was transferred to the estate of Mr. Evans.

In September 2006 the estate entered into a purchase agreement for WRMO with Mike McSorley. From September 2006 to October 20, 2010 the station programmed an adult standards/oldies adult contemporary format known as “Songs You Know and Music You Love” from studios in Steuben, Maine. Citing financial difficulties, the station fell silent on October 20, 2010.

On June 26, 2011 the estate of Mr. Evans sold WRMO to Pine Tree Broadcasting, LLC. The station temporally returned to the air broadcasting with 130 watts from Milbridge on September 20, 2011 through November 8, 2011. On March 24, 2012 at 1:46 AM EST, WRMO returned to the air once again as an upgraded class B station broadcasting with 22,500 watts from its new tower site in Franklin, Maine.

On November 16, 2016, Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation announced that it would acquire WRMO from Pine Tree Broadcasting for $150,000; the station flipped to Maine Public’s Classical network on December 1, 2016. WGUY (1230 AM) in Veazie and W231CH (94.1 FM) in Bangor retained The Wave's Soft Adult Contemporary format.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WRMO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (November 16, 2016). "Maine Public Acquires WRMO". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 

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